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April 07, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Snoop Dog’s gig at the Rio was cancelled
Snoop Dog’s gig at the Rio
was cancelled

RAPPERS GETTING a bad rap ... Sheriff Bill Young from the Las Vegas Metro Police sent a letter to state gambling regulators asking that they discourage casinos from booking rap acts. Adding fuel to the fire, the Nevada State Gaming Control Board states it is leery of “gangster rap” following the deaths of four local rappers last June, and the recent murder of a police officer by an aspiring Las Vegas rapper. This prompted Harrah’s Entertainment to request that the Molson Coors Brewing Company cancel a private show at the Rio featuring Snoop Dog.

ON YOUR next drive to Vegas, check out the Red Rock Station Casino. It’s opening April 18 and there are 2,000 employees, 414 rooms, a 198-foot-tall tower, 2,800 slot and video machines, 60 table games, a race and sportsbook, a poker room, 600-seat bingo parlor, six bars, 16-screen Regal movie theater, arcade, four ballrooms, salon, fitness center, childcare center, pool and beach area, full-service spa, 10 restaurants, and a nightclub owned by Hollywood power broker and Cindy Crawford’s hubby Rande Gerber.

AND IF you’re there at the end of the month, “Me Name” Jr. Gong ... Damian Marley will breaking in the new Sand Bar in the pool area on Friday, April 28.

Catch Damian Marley at the Sand Bar April 28
Catch Damian Marley at
the Sand Bar April 28

JOIN US this week as we chat with Larry Millwood, the Leilehua grad who runs the Aquatics Department for Cirque du Soliel’s O, and Terrence Fong, the Kalani grad who runs Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois, Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420.

EBAY LIVE! A three-day festival of learning and celebration for everyone who eBays, is happening at the Mandalay Bay June 13-15.

AND THE second annual Las Vegas Paranormal Conference happens Oct. 1 at the Palace Station. Robert Allen from the Haunted Vegas Tour and author Janice Oberding present this paranormal event that includes a séance, a ghost hunt, discussions about the possibilities of life after death and communication with the spirits.

STILL A LITTLE soon to call the San Remo to Hooters transition, but everyone agrees if you like the restaurant you’ll love its casino/hotel and events, like the three-day party every weekend at the Hooters Poolside Paradise, complete with Calendar Girl signings and BYOC (bring your own camera) photo shoots.

THEY JUST finished replacing the real grass medians along the Strip with fake grass, including the piece under the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. City officials hope the change will save $180,000 a year in water and $200,000 in maintenance.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas in the Wednesday MidWeek, in Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian 105 KINE.

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